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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0455
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0455.

PolicyKit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations.

A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility and polkitd
daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a privileged user to
pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands as root by running
those commands with pkexec. (CVE-2011-1485)

Red Hat would like to thank Neel Mehta of Google for reporting this issue.

All polkit users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct this issue. The system must be rebooted for
this update to take effect.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1485
Debian Security Information: DSA-2319 (Google Search)
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